Vienna, Austria

Come explore this magnificent city whose history goes back to Roman times. There is so much to see, from St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace, and of course the magnificent baroque palace Schonbrunn. Bask in the splendor of the Secession, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the modern architecture of the Museumsquartier. Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, visit the Belvedere Palaces, or stroll along the magnificent Ring Boulevard and take a look at the heart of the former vast Habsburg empire, the Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the luster and glory of the old empire by visiting the Spanish Riding School, the Giant Ferris wheel at the Prater, as well as the sarcophagi in the Imperial Vault.

Vienna's cultural tradition of high art is well known worldwide, exeplified by a wide variety of theater, music, art, and cinemas. This historical city has been home to many famous musicians, such as Mozart and Beethoven. Vienna’s most trendy shopping mile is the Mariahilfer Strasse between the center of the city and Westbahnhof; hundreds of shops offer fashions, jewelry, and accessories. Enjoy yourself with a leisurely shopping stroll, in the sweet life between coffeehouses and pubs. Vienna also boasts one of the world’s most famous culinary traditions. A diverse yet delectably harmonious range of dishes reflects the city’s mix of nationalities and food cultures through the centuries, and inspires visitors from all over the globe.

Vienna is a very green city with an impressive number of parks in the city center. Situated in the very center of Europe, some of the most fascinating destinations are just around the corner. Tour Salzburg, Graz, Lake Neusiedl, or the Wachau region and its scenic beauty.

Vienna Marriott Hotel

The Vienna Marriott is positioned in the heart of Vienna, right on the famous Ringstrasse which Emperor Franz Josef had built as a splendid boulevard around the inner city. Only a few minutes walking distance from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Opera House, many museums, as well as the elegant pedestrian and shopping area, Kaerntner Strasse.

As one of the few hotels in the inner city with an indoor swimming pool, the Vienna Marriott allows you to take a splash following a relaxing sauna visit or stimulating workout in the well-equipped 24 hour fitness center. Browse the shops and boutiques in the lobby or enjoy a drink in one of the four restaurants.

Newly renovated deluxe guest rooms showcase modern design and feature 1 King or 2 Double Beds (based on hotel availability), mini-bar, in room safe, work desk, individual climate control, alarm clock, iron/board, hair dryer, flat screen TV, and other thoughtful amenities.

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Vienna, Austria
June 5-9, 2023

Monday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Trauma Resuscitation: Avoiding the Triad of Death J.Szalados
  0830 How Low Is Too Low? Perioperative Transfusion Guidelines and Common Sense J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 HELLP! How to Keep Moms With Preeclampsia Safe H.De Soto
  1045 Postpartum Hemorrhage: How to Prepare for It and How to Prevent H.De Soto
  1145 MINS, AKI and Covert Stroke: New Outcomes, New Challenges M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, June 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: Beyond Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  0830 Quadruple Aim: Keep the Healthcare Personnel Healthy M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Cardiac Arrest: When It’s Not Really ACLS as Per Protocol J.Szalados
  1045 Anesthetic Management of the Patient With Cardiomyopathy J.Szalados
  1145 I Don't Do Kids: Managing Pediatric Disease in the Adult Patient H.De Soto
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 7 - Day Open


Thursday, June 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Anesthesia for Advanced GI Endoscopic Procedures H.De Soto
  0830 Management of the Child With the Difficult Airway H.De Soto
  0930 Break
  0945 Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy
  1045 Ethical Challenges You Will Face M.Murphy
  1145 Morbid Obesity: The Anesthesia Provider's Perspective J.Szalados
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, June 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Recognition and Management of Perioperative Electrolyte Emergencies J.Szalados
  0830 Spinal Shock: Managing the Patient With Acute Spinal Cord Injury J.Szalados
  0930 Break
  0945 Antibiotics, Allergies and Anaphylaxis: Global Consequences M.Murphy
  1045 Current Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia H.De Soto
  1145 Can Anything Go Wrong With This Child? Update on Complications in Children H.De Soto
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 1/18/22


Hernando De Soto, MD

Chief of Anesthesia, University of Florida Proton Institute
Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Airway Services
University of Florida Health Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042246; Expiration Date 06/09/2023.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 April 6, 2023 to May 6, 2023. No refund after May 6, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.

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